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Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean
Title
Strengthening Trinidad and Tobago's capacity in transparency for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Objective

Strengthen Trinidad and Tobago's transparency systems to meet the requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

GEF project grant
USD 1.060.397
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Trinidad and Tobago improves its MRV systems and institutional capacity to comply with the Enhanced Transparency Framework

Stakeholders

Ministry of Planning and Development

Environmental Management Authority

National Statistical Institute

University of the West Indies

University of Trinidad and Tobago

Other ministries

Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development

Council of Presidents for the Environment

Private sector actors

CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Knowledge Management Approaches

The training materials produced will be available online

Participation in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform, providing and receiving inputs

Share progress with regional peers


Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
4
2
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
Improvement in the quality MRV system
8
5
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of direct beneficiaries disaggregated by gender as co-benefit of GEF investment (gender disaggregated) 120 people (50% are women) 0 Project reports and capacity building attendance lists
# of Ministries which endorse the guidelines to use as part of climate assessments related to agriculture, water and health into planning processes 9 0 Government announcement and project reports
# of stakeholders and # of women in a better position to use compiling GHG inventory, track Mitigation actions and support Adaptation actions 21 (70% of stakeholders participating in training activities), 10 women (50%) 0 Survey completed by stakeholders after development and training activities
# of gender sensitive indicators for tracking progress on NDC and adaptation in water and health sectors 6 0 2 reports with indicators, methodology and guides for data collection/management
# of capacity building systems with training institution for GHG inventory, Mitigation actions and NDC/support received/adaptation tracking 1 0 MoU between Ministry of Planning and Development, and University of West Indies
# of institutional arrangement proposals submitted to the Ministry of Planning and Development for adoption 2 0 Project reports on implementation progress
# of national stakeholders consulted in validation workshops for developing institutional arrangements proposal are women 10 (50% of total stakeholders participating) are women 0 Workshop report and participant list disaggregated by gender
# stakeholders and # women trained under Output 3 better positioned to use assessments to integrate climate into adaptation/mitigation planning 84 (70% of total stakeholders under output 3=120) and 42 women (50% of 84) 0 Survey completed by stakeholders, trainings delivered and included in report
# of guidelines developed for each sector to enable continuous decision making 1 per sector (3 in total) 0 Project reports on implementation progress
# of knowledge products shared with the CBIT Global Platform 6 0 Global Coordination CBIT Platform website

Progress
<Narrative description of progress to be provided by the country focal point>
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1A. Trinidad and Tobago submits to the UNFCCC secretariat high quality climate reports aligned with the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement

Outputs
Output

1.1 Government officials and stakeholders have strengthened capacity and mechanisms to prepare Biennial Transparency Reports (BTR), including adaptation communications

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. Deliverable: Report on existing national mitigation and adaptation transparency activities and recommendations to comply with the Paris Agreement modalities, procedures, and guidelines, based on international good practices and on synergies between NDC and adaptation indicators

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A2. Deliverable: Two (2) workshops (consultation and validation) for preparing NDC indicators, including workshop reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A3. Deliverable: Report with gender-sensitive indicators, methodology, and templates, protocols, and guides for collecting and managing data for tracking progress on implementing the NDC and templates, protocols, and guides for tracking support received

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A4. Deliverable: Workshops (6) (consultation and validation for each sector) on indicators for tracking adaptation to climate change in the agriculture, water resources and health sectors, including workshop reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A5. Deliverable: Report with gender-sensitive indicators, methodology and templates, protocols, and guides for collecting and managing data for tracking adaptation to climate change in the agriculture, water resources, and health sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A6. Deliverable: A roadmap for integrating templates, protocols, guides and recommendations into the existing National Transparency System and to expand the system in the case of increased NDC scope, inclusion of additional adaptation sectors or updated reporting requirements

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A7. Deliverable: Hardware and software to improve existing GHG Inventory and Support received tracking components, and to incorporate NDC tracking and adaptation data into the existing transparency system designed, procured, installed and National Transparency System piloted and operationalized

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A8. Deliverable: Capacity building system (for preparing and managing the GHG Inventory, and tracking mitigation/NDC actions, support received and adaptation actions) developed and operationalized by the University of the West Indies

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A9. Deliverable: Four (4) 'train-the-trainers' training sessions for UWI trainers, including training materials (one in each of three priority adaptation sectors, and one for GHG Inventory, Mitigation actions/NDC tracking, and tracking of support received), including session reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A10. Deliverable: Six (6) training sessions, including training materials (one in each of three priority adaptation sectors, and one each for GHG Inventory, Mitigation actions/NDC tracking, and tracking of support received) for data suppliers and national transparency system stakeholders

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A11. Deliverable: Communication campaign to enhance stakeholders and data suppliers' awareness on the benefits of the improved National Transparency System and enhanced national capacity to track climate action considering gender issues

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A12. Deliverable: Report on experiences, good practices and lessons learned on executing deliverables prepared and shared with the CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Status
0%
Output

1.2 The Cabinet has access to a proposal for institutional arrangements for implementing climate transparency activities

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Deliverable: Two (2) workshops (consultation and validation) on institutional arrangements for preparing and managing the GHG Inventory, tracking of mitigation (NDC) actions, and tracking of support received, including workshop reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B2. Deliverable: Report assessing gaps and providing recommendations on institutional arrangements for collecting and managing data for the GHG Inventory, tracking of mitigation (NDC) actions, and tracking of support received, including for indicators and templates, protocols, and guides

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B3. Deliverable: Proposal of institutional arrangements developed based on B2 submitted to Cabinet for approval and submission to the Ministry of Planning and Development for adoption.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B4. Deliverable: Technical assistance to support the process for approval by the Cabinet and adoption by the Ministry of Planning and Development

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B5. Deliverable: Two (2) workshops (consultation and validation) on institutional arrangements for tracking adaptation actions, including workshop reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B6. Report assessing gaps and providing recommendations on institutional arrangements for
collecting data and preparing adaptation communications, including for indicators, templates,
protocols, and guides, based on international best practices

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B7. Deliverable: Proposal of institutional arrangements for collecting data and preparing adaptation communications developed based on B6 submitted to Cabinet for approval and submission to the Ministry of Planning and Development for adoption

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B8. Deliverable: Technical assistance to support the process for approval by the Cabinet and adoption by the Ministry of Planning and Development

Status
0%
Output

1.3 Government officials and stakeholders have strengthened capacity and procedures to incorporate climate analysis into decision-making processes for national planning

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

C1. Deliverable: One workshop (1) to consult stakeholders on the climate vulnerability of the agriculture, water resources and health sectors, and identify possible actions to enhance the resilience of these sectors and facilitate their adaptation to the impacts of climate change

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C2. Deliverable: Report assessing the climate vulnerability of the agriculture and water resources sectors, building on existing climate resilience and vulnerability analyses, and providing recommendations on actions to adapt these sectors to climate change impacts and enhance their resilience

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C3. Deliverable: Guidelines submitted to relevant Ministries for endorsement on standardizing and implementing climate assessments, projections and scenarios on the agriculture, water
resources and health sectors into adaptation national planning; and on GHG emissions into
mitigation planning

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C4. Deliverable: One (1) 'train-the-trainers' training session held and related training material developed for UWI trainers on using assessments, projections, and scenarios to integrate climate considerations into (i) adaptation national planning; (ii) mitigation national planning

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C5. Deliverable: Six (6) training sessions and training material developed (one each for agriculture, water resources, health, power generation, transport and industrial sectors) for decision-makers on using assessments and projections to integrate climate into adaptation/mitigation planning

Status
0%
Outcome

1B. Trinidad and Tobago Government stakeholder make decisions based on climate analysis and implement climate transparency activities

English

Concept note of the project, describing the project's objective, outcomes and outputs.

English

The CBIT CEO Endorsement document including the project description, budget and workplan.

23 March 8:00AM to 3:00PM - 2022, America/Port_of_Spain
Online
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Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean
Ratification of UNFCCC
24 . Jun . 1994
Kyoto Protocol
28 . Jan . 1999
Paris Agreement
22 . Feb . 2018
Population
2019
1,395.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2019
22,105.00
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2019
1,407.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2001 2013
Submitted GHG Inventories 2001
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending